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BID/2200 is an Embedded Cryptographic Module, developed by Ultra Electronics in Greenford (UK) and approved for UK military use by the Communications Electronics Security Group (CESG) of GCHQ, and also by NATO for messages up to the level of COSMIC TOP SECRET. It is used at the heart of the Ultra's KG-40AR Link 11 encryptor, a drop-in replacement for the American KG-40A.

BID/2200 is also used at the heart of Ultra's Multi Link Processor (MLP), a link encryption device, used from 1999 onwards by the Royal Navy, on which the KG-40AR is based. It combines Link 11, Link 22, Link 16 and IDM/VMF tactical data link capabilities, within a single space-efficient, line replaceable unit [3].

BID/2200 consists of a fully programmable cryptographic core that is compatible with existing cryptographic algorithms and protocols, but can also be programmed with new emerging algorithms, protocol and standards in the future.

Although this is pure speculation, the image above might show the actual BID/2200 unit. It was taken from a video presentation on the Ultra Electronics website and shows the cryptographic core that is used as the basis of the Ultra Electronics 3eTI IP-enabled cyber security devices. BID/2200 and the Multi Link Processor (MLP) are also supplied to Terma A/S in Denmark, who in turn supplied them to the Royal Danish Navy in 2008 [4].

  1. Ultra Electronics, Information Assured, Cryptographic Solutions
    Brochure. July 2010. Retrieved February 2015.

  2. NATO Information Assurance, BID 2200
    Retrieved March 2015.

  3. Ultra Electronics, Ultra to supply cryptographic equipment to US Navy
    Press release. 18 May 2004. Retrieved March 2015.

  4. Terma A/S, Multi Link capability for the Royal Danish Navy
    October 2008. Retrieved March 2015.
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